The 225 Units on the Boards in Adams Morgan

  • January 17th 2023

by UrbanTurf Staff

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The residential pipeline in Adams Morgan has slowed in recent years, but there are still half a dozen developments in the works for the neighborhood along 18th Street NW. 

A few retrofits of warehouse and commercial space are in various stages of development, and perhaps the most interesting thing about the projects coming to the neighborhood is that a chunk of the new apartments will be dedicated affordable housing.

Today, UrbanTurf revisits what has happened since our last look at Adams Morgan's residential pipeline.

437 Units and Creative Office Space:  The Adams Morgan Development Rundown: Figure 2

SunTrust Plaza Redevelopment

An appeal is ongoing surrounding a development approved six years ago for the former SunTrust Bank and plaza at 1800 Columbia Road NW (map), as a dedicated group of neighbors continue to fight for preserving the plaza.The plans for the bank and 4,000 square foot plaza at the intersection of 18th Street and Columbia Road NW are for a 54-unit condo development to be built on the site. 

AdMo Heights Addition

The plans for the second phase of the AdMo Heights development, atop the adjacent storefronts from 1767-1771 Columbia Road NW (map), include 40 studio units (one Inclusionary Zoning) and 7,300 square feet of refreshed retail. In total, the completed development will share 31 parking spaces and a penthouse with a club room, gym, and lounge. Beztak Properties and Foxhall Partners are the developers and Bonstra|Haresign Architects is the designer.  

A rendering of the proposed development. 

1722-1724 Euclid Street 

A new missing middle development is on the boards for a pair of rowhouses located off the main drag of Adams Morgan. Paragon Construction has filed a zoning application to replace the two homes at 1722 and 1724 Euclid Street NW (map) with a 22-unit development made up of studio and one-bedroom units. Circle Square Cross Architects designed the new building. 


Nonprofit Jubilee Housing broke ground late last year on a project to turn the vacant Transcentury Building at 1724 Kalorama Road NW (map) into 25 apartments, an expanded ground floor space for the Sitar Arts Center, and penthouse office space for Jubilee. Bonstra|Haresign is the designer.

The unit mix will include seven two-bedrooms and nine each of one- and three-bedrooms. Two-thirds of the units will be for households earning up to 30% of median family income (MFI) and the remainder will be for households earning up to 60% of MFI. The development is anticipated to deliver in early 2024.

Ontario Place

A block away at 2400 Ontario Road NW (map), another Jubilee Housing development could break ground this year. This development will retrofit and add to the existing storefronts, delivering 52 apartments, half for returning citizens, earning up to 30% and 60% of MFI.

There will also be a rooftop aquaponics farm meant to yield fresh produce that can be sold to the community and to local restaurants and other vendors, while also serving as a workforce development opportunity for the residents. The abutting King Emmanuel Baptist Church will house another 18 beds for returning citizens.

Brass Knob Warehouse Redevelopment

King's Creek is proposing to retrofit the granite stone exterior of the former Brass Knob warehouse at 2329 and 2335 Champlain Street NW (map) into a 31-unit project designed by Bonstra|Haresign Architects.

Six of the units will be IZ and the unit mix would span from 428 square-foot studios to 994 square-foot two-bedrooms. Some of the units will have outdoor space and there will also be a fitness center, 16 bicycle spaces, 8 vehicular spaces and one carshare space. 

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the_225_units_on_the_boards_in_adams_morgan/20503.

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